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 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6141246/

You would think this film would give a composer a great canvas to create some stirring and beautiful music.
In days gone by, Jerry Goldsmith, David Shire and Michael Kamen all contributed soaring flights of fancy to films dealing with balloons and air-ships.
Steven Price is still a bit of a puzzle to me.
I hear in his scores fragments and moments wherein his potential sounds amazing.
But he then takes a step back and produces something that fizzles out with no sizzle.
I still love his minimal contributions to BABY DRIVER and the 2nd volume of that film/score has been played to death by me, sound FX, dialogue, songs and all.
Will he be allowed to truly soar with this one, or are we gonna get another low-key, introspective collection of noodlings and such.
Any other Steven Price fans around here?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Like you, I think he's very hit/miss. I absolutely adore his score for GRAVITY (one of my top 10 favs that year), and think ATTACK THE BLOCK was intriguing. But then he did something like OUR PLANET; which is basically a disaster: http://celluloidtunes.no/our-planet-steven-price/

Crossing my fingers that this particular project will be more in the GRAVITY level of quality.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 5:36 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I haven't heard OUR PLANET yet, Thor, but had high hopes for it as those nature/science docs usually get some really good scores.
I haven't heard his AMERICAN ASSASSIN score yet either.
GRAVITY was VERY effective in the film and I did enjoy elements of it away from the film too.
He is an interesting voice, to be sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   Luc Van der Eeken   (Member)

I haven't heard OUR PLANET yet, Thor, but had high hopes for it as those nature/science docs usually get some really good scores.
I haven't heard his AMERICAN ASSASSIN score yet either.
GRAVITY was VERY effective in the film and I did enjoy elements of it away from the film too.
He is an interesting voice, to be sure.


Don't believe a word Thor says on this one, Kev! Our Planet is a great (orchestral!) score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Yes, OUR PLANET is probably the BEST score Steven Price has composed ever.

At first I didn't pay attention to Steven Price, precisely because of his static and forgettable work on GRAVITY, which made me think he's just another one in that wallpaper sound design crowd.

I was very pleasantly surprised by OUR PLANET, which made me change my mind about this composer and showed his abilities to do elegant, dramatic and soaring music, something I thought he's not capable of.

Crossing my fingers that this particular project will be more in the OUR PLANET level of quality.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

In the words of the Marshmallow...

The Thor Assassination

wink

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

OUR PLANET is one of the worst new scores I've heard in a long, long time. It's hopefully a complete miss that is not representative of Price's abilities.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Repeating what you already said above won't make any difference, dear Thor. smile

Now I'm eagerly waiting to hear his work for THE AERONAUTS.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Ironically I played GRAVITY this weekend!
Gets better with age.

Btw the critics who call it wallpaper are idiots#
smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   SoldierofFortune   (Member)

I would agree with the people in this one... Our Planet is great work by Steven Price (i'm one of those people who thinks Gravity is an overrated score). If you can, listen Wonder Park, wonderful score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Btw the critics who call it wallpaper are idiots#

Same as those who feel the unnecessary need to comment on every single post around here.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Kev,

I highly recommend OUR PLANET.

Check the samples at YouTube and you'll see what I mean.

https://youtu.be/CxsZKI5SghQ

James

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Btw the critics who call it wallpaper are idiots#

Same as those who feel the unnecessary need to comment on every single post around here.


Bill Carson is an imbecile NOT an idiot!

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 7:32 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

OUR PLANET is fantastic! I'm excited to hear Price's new work, which is getting positive mentions in advance reviews as a great "old fashioned" score.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

In the words of the Marshmallow...

The Thor Assassination

wink


Thor: likes and dislikes

Like: TABOO (tv show)
Dislikes: The Blue Max ( score)

Make.up your own mind.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Kev,

I highly recommend OUR PLANET.

Check the samples at YouTube and you'll see what I mean.

https://youtu.be/CxsZKI5SghQ

James


 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Ironically I played GRAVITY this weekend!
Gets better with age.

Btw the critics who call it wallpaper are idiots#
smile


What do you call the idiots who say its not wallpaper?

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)


OUR PLANET is one of the worst new scores I've heard in a long, long time. It's hopefully a complete miss that is not representative of Price's abilities.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kev,

I highly recommend OUR PLANET.

Check the samples at YouTube and you'll see what I mean.

https://youtu.be/CxsZKI5SghQ

James


Of course Thor hates it. It sounds like music. roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Like you, I think he's very hit/miss. I absolutely adore his score for GRAVITY (one of my top 10 favs that year), and think ATTACK THE BLOCK was intriguing. But then he did something like OUR PLANET; which is basically a disaster: http://celluloidtunes.no/our-planet-steven-price/

Crossing my fingers that this particular project will be more in the GRAVITY level of quality.


Well I agree with Thor about GRAVITY.

So, I guess I can skip PLANET.
Cuz I ALWAYS agree with Thor!
Lol.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Ironically I played GRAVITY this weekend!
Gets better with age.

Btw the critics who call it wallpaper are idiots#
smile


What do you call the idiots who say its not wallpaper?


literate.

 
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